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Question Most important prognostic factor in Breast Cancer

I understand that TNM is the most important prognostic factor because it signifies tumor burden, but my question is: WITHIN (TNM) what is the most important?
T or N or M?

Reason says it might be M ... but i want to make sure
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I think it is if the tumor has metastasized or not. So M
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i thought its M, but wanted to make sure, is there a reference? cheers
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i thought its M, but wanted to make sure, is there a reference? cheers
Its always the metastasis which decides what type of management a patient gets.
Tumor size and node status is also important but not as much as the degree of metastasis.
I don't have a source for this, but these are the general principles in oncology. Correct me if I am wrong.
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I have the same concept. just making sure
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